New and improved KTM690 WUNDERFEST

Discussion in 'Thumpers' started by crankshaft, Sep 6, 2011.

  1. iMoto

    iMoto 08 690E, 11Ninja1000

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    At 13K miles my '08 690E fuel pump appears to be dead. While I know I could have gone with the CA Cycleworks pump I found the fuel filter was also backordered so I decided that this time around I'd just buy the pump and filter assembly from KTM. (The 75007088011____³FUEL PUMP WITH FLANGE CPL) I went ahead and ordered it from MotoSport.

    It appears this is backordered now until at least Oct 30th.

    I see the 2012 fuel pump assembly is a different #. Does anyone know if this is backwards compatible to the earlier 690s?
    Perhaps it is a better pump?
  2. nippybit

    nippybit Nippybit

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    The "hop method" works great if you are Chuck Norris and know how to do a side kick. I have the same issue of clearing luggage especially my KTM tail bag. Pantah, you might try a kickstand foot for extra stability on soft ground, sand, or gravel. They aren't perfect but do help quite a bit. I have the Touratech foot and it cost about $30 as I recall. I am sure other companies make these as well. When installed it also gives you a bigger target to hit with your foot when you are trying to put the kickstand down.:1drink
  3. Gros Buck

    Gros Buck Beef = Packed Vegetables

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    The answer is: It appears to be NO. Three pumps returns in our small town this summer on 690 2012.

    Paul Jr
  4. nippybit

    nippybit Nippybit

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    Albie, I am not sure that the sock, FI cleaner, and Stabil have kept the injector open but I continue to use the first two on a regular basis and when storing I add Stabil. Longest storage was 9 months when I was sick and the bike fired right up after this period. I think it is interesting that you have not had any injector clogging issues and you have way more miles than I do. My sense of it is that there are others like you and me that have not had this problem and perhaps it should not be added to the "known issues" list. :1drink
  5. Pantah

    Pantah PJ Fan from Boston

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    Hey Nippyman - You have my kind of profile and I've never got that Norris kick down right. Since you ARE my senior, I should listen up better. The last time I got stuck like that I simply dropped her splat and stepped off. :shog

    The nice thing with the 690 is we can still pick her up! :gdog

    :D
  6. nippybit

    nippybit Nippybit

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    Hey Pantah, yeah I think we are both old guys and the good news is we are still riding and, as you say, we can pick up the damn thing if we tip over. I think we both have the motorcycle and general need for speed sickness as well. I understand it is not curable and is a lifetime affliction. BTW I can do part of the Norris kick to try to clear the luggage and if I succeed I then need to have physical therapy for my back. So, I continue to use the footpeg for easier mounting. Give the kickstand foot a try.:clap

    Cheers
  7. Sparrowhawk

    Sparrowhawk Long timer

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    Crank, just curious. Some think the 690's tranny is too narrow to deal with difficult singletrack & high speed tarmack. I was wondering what you thought and if tranny work was part your agenda. Cool project!
  8. LukasM

    LukasM Long timer

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    What tranny work? There is nothing that could be done as nobody will ever produce a different set of gears for this bike.
  9. Albie

    Albie Kool Aid poisoner

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    I imagine for the racing Crank does, the tranny is just fine.
  10. yuu

    yuu Been here awhile

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    Seems so. Im able to start the bike while in gear, with the lever pulled.
  11. motoged

    motoged Been here awhile

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    Thanks for the reply :thumb
  12. yuu

    yuu Been here awhile

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    No problem. it does take a bit of getting used to, as the relationship between the lever and pivot is different (duh) - so it has a different feel to the hand - but not bad or anything negative, just different.

    It has adjustment for free play AND stop so you can tweak the position a bit more than the stocker and not waste lever travel after the clutch has fully engaged. Though they are not finger adjustments - you'll need a small (3mm if I recall correctly) allen key to make any changes.
  13. tonykof

    tonykof Dinosaur Tamer

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    I use the "moving horse method" to get on when ever I can as I'm totally "ballerina toes" otherwise...
    "Moving horse method" = kickstand up , bike in gear, left foot on the peg, slip clutch to get moving stand up on left peg & throw right foot over..."moving horse" :rofl

    Doing the "Chuck Norris" I'm always afraid i'm going to catch & rip the seat with my boot...
  14. Gros Buck

    Gros Buck Beef = Packed Vegetables

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    Ok Ged ... You do the guiney pig. You buy it. Install it, and check it. And if it works you tell us ... :clap I'm also shopping for short handles ...

    Paul Jr 8
  15. DirtJack

    DirtJack Adventurer

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    Motion Pro makes levers which I use on all three of my KTMs. Much cheaper too.
  16. tattewell

    tattewell Mad Poser

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    Anybody run a bar mounted windshield?

    This year I did 5200k in 7 days and atleast 3 days of that was burning highway. I'de like some protection as im planning a similar ride for the spring.

    Thoughts anybody? Im 6'3" should I just man up again?
  17. francs

    francs Been here awhile

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    I tried Givi A660 (I'm 6'2) and it did not work as I expected, I got the wind at the top of my helmet (it's annoying). And the windshield began to "move" Because of the bar design is difficult to tighten the clamps (and it's very "crowded" on the bar to find a place to put the clamps). When I'll have time I'll experiment a bit with the settings.
  18. motoged

    motoged Been here awhile

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    Paul,
    Thanks for the "encouragement" :D but I have Cycra barkbusters on the bike and for extra security, extra clutch and brake lever spares.....:evil.. I figured if I spent over $100 on spare levers, I would never need them; had I not bought the spares....would've broken the original levers :deal:lol3

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  19. tattewell

    tattewell Mad Poser

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    Thanks francs, maybe ill look more closelly at the rally raid fairing, but I was hoping to be able to just put the screen on for the highway bits, then strap it to my paniers for the fun bits through Slovenia, Croatia, Hungary and Romania...
  20. mtntrails

    mtntrails Been here awhile

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    http://www.slipstreamer.com/Product/Sport/sport.html

    The Slipstreamer Spitfire is my favorite windscreen for dual sport bikes. They are inexpensive, very adjustable, easy to remove and do a terrific job of keeping the wind off of your upper body.